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Date: Wed Dec 3 03:09:06 2008
Subject: 09.01.19 Shear Force and Protein Function Regulation, Beijing, China
Sino-German Workshop on
*Shear as Regulatory Driving Force in the Extracellular Space*

January 19 to 24, 2009
Sino-German Center for Research Promotion
Beijing, P.R. China

organized by
R. Schneppenheim (UKE Hamburg)
F. Graeter (CAS/MPG PICB, Shanghai)
C. Baldauf (CAS/MPG PICB, Shanghai)

Mechanical force recently manifests itself as a major physiological stimulus. 
How forces like shear flow in blood vessels tightly control biological 
processes such as adhesion or tissue repair remains largely unknown. 
The workshop will address the subject of shear-induced processes in blood 
and extracellular space in general from the broad perspective of genetics, 
medicine, biophysics, and protein biochemistry, including state-of-the-art 
experimental and theoretical approaches.
Topics include but are not limited to:
    * Mechanical control of receptor function
    * Shear force sensing
    * Force propagation in proteins
    * Von Willebrand factor and blood clotting
    * Silk fiber formation under flow conditions 
The organizers encourage scientists and students to join this meeting! 
If you are interested to present your work (oral or poster presentation) 
or if you want join the discussions, please visit the registration page or 
contact the organizers:

    * Geert Schmid-Schoenbein, University of California, San Diego
    * Changgeng Ruan, Jiangsu Institute of Hematology, First Affiliated Hospital of Soochow University
    * Armin J. Reininger, University Clinic Ludwig-Maximilians-University Muenchen
    * Jianhua Wu, Institute of Biomechanics, Guangzhou Higher Education Mega Center
    * Andreas R. Bausch, Technische Universitaet Muenchen
    * Jun Hu, CAS Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics
    * Ulrich Budde, AescuLabor Hamburg
    * Chun Yang, Bioengineering Department, Beihang University, Beijing
    * Matthias F. Schneider, Universitaet Augsburg
    * Bo Huo, CAS National Microgravity Laboratory and Center for Biomechanics and Bioengineering
    * Martin Fronius, Justus-Liebig University Giessen
    * Wolfram Stacklies, CAS/MPG PICB Shanghai and BioQuant Heidelberg
    * Stefan W. Schneider, Universitaetsklinikum Muenster
    * Mian Long, CAS National Microgravity Laboratory and Center for Biomechanics and Bioengineering
    * Alfredo Alexander-Katz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    * Peter Hinterdorfer, Johannes Kepler University of Linz
    * Martin Benoit, LMU - Sektion Physik, Muenchen
    * Ralf David, LMU - Sektion Physik, Muenchen
    * Jianping Ding, CAS Institute of Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Shanghai
    * Andreas Zakrzewicz, Charite - Universitaetsmedizin Berlin
    * Ingrid J. Fleming, Zentrum der Physiologie, Universitaet Frankfurt
    * Reinhard Schneppenheim, Children's Hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf
    * Frauke Graeter, CAS/MPG PICB Shanghai and BioQuant Heidelberg
    * Carsten Baldauf, CAS/MPG PICB Shanghai and BioQuant Heidelberg
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